show up

A socially anxious, improvised solo comedy about you.

Show Up is Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed socially anxious solo comedy that's partially improvised and based on the crazy lives of the audience, who also direct, and run set and sound. Plus, there's a party! Directed by Michole Biancosino + the audience.   

 Illustration  Eric Sailer

Illustration Eric Sailer

If the main attraction doesn’t show up, the kids still want to see a comedy show! So, Pete’s gonna make one up and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? A Fun Family show about growing up and showing up.

From the creator of the critically acclaimed improvised comedy Show Up comes a fresh, fun, interactive twist on the traditional kids show. Premiering at The Kraine Theater in NYC May, 2018. Premieres in UK August 2018 at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Performed by Peter Michael Marino. Directed by Michole BiancosinO & The Kids. Music by Michael Andrew.

Plays Edinburgh Fringe August 2-26 at noon at The Counting House, Free Festival. Info here!

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Civil Disobedience is run by live arts producers Barry and Josef Church-Woods, based in Edinburgh. With a passion for managing great shows and helping talented performers reach new audiences, Barry and Joe especially enjoy work that flirts with equality/social justice issues, and anything LGBTQI-related. In addition to co-producing Show Up and Show Up, Kids! at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Civil Disobedience is supporting a host of other incredible shows, artists, and events this year including The Bugle Boys: A Salute to The Andrews Sisters; Jet of Blood by Mari Moriarty (who played the title character in last year's Sasquatch, The Opera); debating series Persistent & Nasty; Dandy Darkly's All Aboard; and Hans: Like A German!

Project Y (co-producer)

Project Y is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and community of artists, designers, and playwrights devoted to developing new work through staged readings, online video projects, workshop productions, and fully produced world premieres, allowing new and emerging voices to be part of the theatrical conversation. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1999, Project Y was formed with one simple impulse – focusing on one project at a time and allowing the play’s needs inform all creative and producing choices.

Celebrating a 15 years producing history in both Washington, D.C. and New York City, Project Y has an unwavering presence in the New York Off-Off Broadway community and has been nominated for nine Innovative Theater Awards. Project Y has been the recipient of grants from NYSCA, ART/NY, The Nancy Quinn Fund, and the humanitarian Puffin Foundation.